Oct 23, 2020

Who gets the Thanksgiving leftovers this year?

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Plus: the "casualization" of the workplace, why QR codes are making a comeback and where the economy stands 11 days before Election Day.

Segments From this episode

The Weekly Wrap: "not through the wilderness yet"

That was Jeanna Smialek's assessment of economic recovery in Friday's Weekly Wrap. Smialek, from The New York Times, and Kate Davidson, from the Wall Street Journal, joined "Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal to talk about GDP, economic recovery and the final presidential debate of the 2020 election.

Retailers move into casual clothes and lingerie

Oct 23, 2020
Because most of us just aren't getting dressed up anymore.
A woman pushes a stroller past a Zara store in Bergamo, Italy, in June. Retailers are seeing loungewear as a longer-lasting trend as the pandemic continues.
Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images

TV's getting more diverse. But there's still a long way to go.

Oct 23, 2020
Women and people of color made gains in nearly all TV employment categories, according to a UCLA report.
Yvonne Orji, left, Issa Rae and Jay Ellis of HBO's "Insecure" speak during a press tour in January. The show features a diverse cast of writers and directors, but there are still gains to be made in Hollywood diversity.
Amy Sussman/Getty Images

The presidency is not the stock market

Oct 23, 2020
But there are theories about that ...
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as a President Trump press conference plays above, March 12, 2020.
Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images

QR codes are finally having a moment in the pandemic

Oct 23, 2020
They've been around for over 25 years, so why now?
People scan a QR code with their smartphones to check their health status to enter an area on a Beijing street. As Rivero notes, QR codes are already widely integrated into life in China.
Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

Smaller gatherings. Smaller Thanksgiving. Smaller turkeys?

Oct 23, 2020
Making last-minute pivots in farming isn't too easy. "We only have so much control over their rate of growth," one farmer says.
John Peterson, a third-generation turkey farmer, is slaughtering birds earlier to meet consumer demand for smaller turkeys.
Courtesy John Peterson

Music from the episode

Dive Out Mono/Poly
Diving Woman Japanese Breakfast
Elephant Tame Impala
1 Thing Amerie

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer